The editorial team decides that it will build the tragicomic tension if they have Ali explain how much she loves Frank and how strong their connection is and how happy he makes her, right before he tells her that he's leaving. And it does. Ali runs up the beach to Frank's house for their sailing adventure, and Frank hugs her and then stops her with a cold, "We need to talk." Frank doesn't say anything for a while, but his silence is so laden with tension that Ali starts crying before he even tells her that he is ditching her for his ex. Frank finally bothers to start talking and tells Ali that they had an awesome connection and shit? And he could have married her and stuff? But he's not going to. He's going home to his ex, just as soon as he gets done with this awkward conversation and catches some rays and the next boat to the nearest airport. Frank further explains his decision by adding that while Ali is perfect and makes him feel awesome, he is still going with Nicole. Luckily, Ali wore waterproof mascara, because she just cries for a long time and then Frank cries and then we are just watching them both silently cry. Frank notches up the asshole ante by explaining that he was having these feelings but didn't want to tell Ali because she would have made him leave, and he didn't want to. I mean, they were in Iceland! And Portugal! And, you know, not his parents' basement. So, basically, he didn't want to be honest because he was having too much fun. Ali is strangely unmoved by this explanation and points out that she gave up everything to be here, including her apartment. Did she mention the apartment? It was a nice apartment. WAIT, THAT'S IT! Ali doesn't have an apartment and Nicole does! Frank is so desperate to get out of his parents' basement he really has no choice but to choose Nicole. Ali leaves, but hugs Frank for a long time first, but probably just because there's no one else to hug but the cameraman and... well, who would hold the camera? Ali sits on the beach and cries.
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